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wonderful memories . . . sad goodbye

My grandma and aunt Janet are going home to Scotland today and I am sad; I am going to miss them terribly.  They have been here for 3 months and it has been absolutely one of the best times in my life.  We were so incredibly lucky to have them here for the births of both Emerson and Harper, and those moments could not be any more special to me.

My grandma is the most humble, thoughtful, funny, and giving person I know.  She is resilient, she is strong, she is a believer, she is generous, she is loving, and she is the BEST grandma and great grandma anyone could ever ask for. 

Grandma's teach you wonderful lessons; my grandma has taught me to never give up because things will get better, she has taught me that you don't need much to be happy, she has taught me to always think of others and help those that are less fortunate than we are.  And she has taught me to laugh, to enjoy life, to travel and to eat what you feel like eating! 

This trip has been more amazing than any of the others because she was able to spend lots of time with all FOUR of her great grandchildren.  And they weren't just observers, oh no! this great grandma and great aunt were hands on "baby whisperers"!!!  I was able to spend 2 weeks at my mums with Emerson and Harper and Grandma and Aunt Janet were an unbelievable help . . . they did bottles, burping, diapers, swaddling, but most of all they held baby Harper and relished in all of her "coo's" and "ahh's" and gummy smiles.  

One night, when Harper was 3wks old, both my mum and I could not get her to calm down and sleep.  She was hysterical and screaming with that ear-piercing newborn cry that just makes me cringe.  Mum and I had tried all of our gadgets and all of our "tricks" that we've  learned from reading the newest and best baby books that are out there . . . NOTHING was working.  Then Grandma came along and said "let me try" . . . she took Harper in her arms and walked away, ten minutes later there was no more crying, no more screaming and it was peaceful.  I went looking to see if everything was alright and I found my Grandma sitting in a chair in the dining room, lights off, and Harper fast asleep in her arms . . . and Grandma was ever so gently singing a sweet lullaby to her.  It reminded me that life is precious, and that it can be simple and sweet. 

We took some family photos before they left (L to R) my mum, me, Emerson, Grandma holding Harper, my sister, Aunt Janet and my sister-in-law

Emerson L.O.V.E.S her great grandma

We love you Grandma and Aunt Janet and can't wait to see you again . . . soon!

1 comment

  1. What a wonderful woman and so wise. Agree with her on the things do get better - and eat what you want


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